Bavarian State minister Horst Seehofer (L) of the Christian Social Union party (CSU) and Saxonia's State minister of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Stanislaw Tillich arrive for a meeting on October 10, 2013 in Berlin before talks with the Green Party to explore the possibility to form a coalition government. The exploratory talks with the left-leaning ecologist party are part of Merkel's hunt for a governing partner after her conservatives won September 22 elections but fell short of a ruling majority. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE        (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)